Category: Cool Stuff

Pete Souza Interview about West Wing and Beyond

My latest article for DPReview is an interview with Pete Souza about his new book documenting his time as the Chief Official White House Photographer.

Photocombobulate #25: Pete Souza!

We interviewed Obama's Chief Official White House Photographer on the latest episode of the Photocombobulate podcast about his new book and his historic time in the White House.

Photocombobulate #20: Outdoor Clothing

What we wear as photographers can be just as important as the gear in our camera bags. In this episode of the Photocombobulate podcast, we talk all about clothing.

PhotoActive 115: Bryan Jones on Why Color Doesn’t Exist

When Kirk bought his Leica Monochrom, I knew we'd get into more black-and-white content on the PhotoActive podcast, but this week we may have taken it too far. We welcome back retinal neuroscientist Bryan Jones as our guest to talk about why color doesn't even exist!

Eat Your (Cook)Books at TidBITS

I have a new article at TidBITS about an utterly charming service: Eat Your Books. It’s a site that lets you search your physical cookbooks for recipes and ingredients. Eat Your Books doesn’t store the recipes themselves. Instead it’s a database of more than 160,000 cookbooks. You tell it which ones you own, and then ...

Speaking at CreativePro Week 2022 in Washington, DC

I'm thrilled to be a speaker at the CreativePro Week 2022 Conference in May, 2022

It’s Time to Photocombobulate!

My new podcast Photocombobulate is now live, unraveling so many of the confusing aspects of photography with my good friend and fellow photographer Mason Marsh.

Refresh Your Old AirPods with a Podswap

After using my original-model AirPods nearly every day for three years, the batteries finally got to the point where they would deplete after only 20 minutes or so. I replaced them with a set of AirPods Pro, and put the first set into a drawer (next to an old iSight camera). I didn’t want to ...

Hands-On with Mobile by Peak Design

I've been using prototypes of the new Mobile phone case system by Peak Design. Here are my quick hands-on impressions.

Elizabeth Warren in Seattle

The last presidential candidate I saw in person was Bill Clinton when he was running for re-election in 1996. I waited at Pike Place Market and, as these things go, the schedule was slipping. At one point a staffer got on the microphone and said, “The President should be here in a few minutes,” just ...